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New York Times, Monday, October 12, 1981

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { B K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,661
Across
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Adjective once misapplied to the Earth : FLAT
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Like Ferdinand or Isabella : REGAL
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One of Niña's gaffs : SPAR
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Coin for a descendant of Columbus : LIRA
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Obliterate : ERASE
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Mata ___ : HARI
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Italian navigator: 1454–1512 : AMERIGOVESPUCCI
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One concern of a skipper : NEAPTIDE
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Maria and Clara : SANTAS
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Garden tool : HOE
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"___ we forget" : LEST
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Columbus was one : SEAMAN
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Confined : PENT
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___ Amin, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem : HAJ
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Caper : ANTIC
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A Pinta officer : MATE
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Like Lindbergh's flight : SOLO
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Where Columbus died: 1506 : VALLADOLIDSPAIN
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And others: Latin abbr. : ETAL
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College or collar : ETON
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Enveloping glows : AURAE
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___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
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Jeanne and Cécile: Abbr. : STES
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Australian lumbermen : PINERS
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Where Vientiane is : LAOS
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Actor Linden : HAL
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Columbus's first ___ to Spain was made on the Niña : RETURN
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Columbus, by birth : GENOVESE
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Parader in October : ITALIANAMERICAN
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Blue dye : ANIL
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Language of millions in India : TAMIL
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Narrated : TOLD
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Bando, Maglie and Mineo : SALS
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Prominent Alaskan family : EGANS
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Antarctica is devoid of these : ANTS
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British tart : FLAN
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This gives ade : LIME
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San Salvador's 60 square miles : AREA
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Boat covering, for short : TARP
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Tract : REGION
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What seas do to shores : ERODE
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Donated : GAVE
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Enzyme : ASE
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Decreased : LESSENED
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Sidetrack : SHUNT
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NATO is one : PACT
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Old chest for valuables : ARCA
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"The Making of an American" is his autobiography : RIIS
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Whence Odysseus sailed : ITHACA
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What 1492 is part of : PAST
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Admit : LETIN
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Rescued : SAVED
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Growing out : ENATE
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Cartographer's volume : ATLAS
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Place on the Floss : MILL
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Whence Columbus sailed : PALOS
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Viscount Templewood : HOARE
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"___ needs a good memory": Quintilian : ALIAR
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Founder of U.S. Navy tradition : JONES
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Specks : MOTES
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Revolved rapidly : SPUN
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Explode : DETONATE
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Martin Alonso Pinzón, e.g. : SAILOR
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Rani's gown : SARI
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Discussion groups : PANELS
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Periods of calm : LULLS
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Surround : HEMIN
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Inlets; creeks : RIAS
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Sicilian menace : ETNA
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Kind of wind : TAIL
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Navigator Vasco da ___ : GAMA
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Life, to Columbus : VITA
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A social sci. : ECON
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Ancient mariner : SALT
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Bow and stern, e.g. : ENDS
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Gee-gee : NAG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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